April 18, 2007 in Nation/World

Gore gets OK for solar panels

Associated Press The Spokesman-Review
 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Former Vice President Al Gore’s upscale neighborhood granted the environmental activist approval Tuesday to install 33 solar panels on the roof of his mansion.

Belle Meade had blocked his application until new rules were approved unanimously late Tuesday, said Gore spokesman Chris Song. The community located within metropolitan Nashville said the panels must be placed in areas where they can’t be seen by neighbors.

Gore, who starred in the documentary film “An Inconvenient Truth” about global warming, already buys enough energy from renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and methane gas to balance 100 percent of his electricity costs.

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